This week’s recipe, Berry Galette sounded like a perfect, not-too-over-the-top fruit dessert. When it’s humid like this my patience melts away in the heat. I also liked the idea that there is cornmeal in the crust, something to give it a little texture, and after 2 hours in the fridge it rolled out really easily. It was a bit soft/sticky but I made sure I put a little more flour on the counter than I usually would.
I chose a to use a filling of blueberries and blackberries. I tasted the fruit before spreading them overtop of the dough, and because they were both really ripe and sweet (and local, hurrah for summer!) I didn’t add all of the sugar, but did add the honey as I thought maybe it would be beneficial. I don’t think there was any lack of sweetness in the final product, the fruit tasted like the best summery version of itself. I baked this on a Sunday morning, with the thought that it could be a brunch dessert. It was a good fit, except that we could smell it baking, and it probably could’ve used an additional five minutes in the oven. When I went to transfer the galette from the baking sheet to the rack, the bottom crumpled. All crumpling aside, it was a tasty little treat. I enjoyed the flakiness of the pastry, and the texture of the cornmeal really did come through.
My photos this time are not so great – when it came out of the oven, my stomach was calling all the shots….